City Attorney Mike Aguirre said his two-week ultimatum for the Kroll audit committee stemmed from a statement he read in the Union-Tribune that two federal agencies that are probing City Hall and auditor KPMG are reviewing drafts of Kroll’s report before it is given to the public.

Aguirre, fresh from his big courtroom appearance yesterday, claims that the Justice Department does not have a copy of the supposed 250-page report based on a conversation he had with an official there. He also said he doubted that the SEC had viewed the report, but admitted that the commission would not comment on the matter when he asked. Aguirre said he did not try to contact KPMG, but didn’t dispute that it had seen Kroll’s material.

The statement that the federal agencies were reviewing the report was attributed to the Mayor’s Office.

We’re waiting for calls back from Kroll, KPMG, the SEC and the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Aguirre said he did not believe the Mayor’s Office was at fault for making the statement, but was “just passing information on.”

The city attorney said Kroll should deliver the report directly to the city because the client should be able to review the report before any of the third parties.

See the TJI post below for more information.


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